This is posted for future reference. The data covers the period from 2001 to 2019 (inclusive) – thus it is pre-pandemic data. As we can see from the data, the number of beds in this period have been reduced by 12%, despite the fact that the population grew by 19%, a rise in hospitalizations by 25% during the same period.
Here is another view on the number of ICU beds in the Canton of Zurich for 2018 – which is also pre-pandemic. The article raises he same points as the above (reduction of number of beds, despite growing population):
Some ten days later, we look again at the number to see whether the numbers continued to rise, supposedly due to the Delta-Variant of SarsCoV2. The data is again from the Texas Department of Health Services and current as of September 10, 2021.
As we can see, the numbers have stopped going up and have begun to come down. This is while there are still no COVID19 measures are in place – they were all lifted by Texas Governor Abbott and have not been put back in force.
We’re going to keep an eye on this situation to see how it develops during the autumn and winter.
Back in July, we looked at the situation of hospitalizations in Texas, one month after Governor Abbott lifted all COVID19 restrictions in Texas, and as was noted, there was some rise in hospitalizations.
Now over a month later, we’ll have another look to see whether hospitalizations picked up or not. The data is again from the Texas Department of Health Services and current as of August 21, 2021.
Hospitalizations did go up and almost reached peak level, but seem to be going down already. This seems to be due to the Delta-Variant of the virus, and also led to some hospitals running out of ICU beds, as the Texas Tribune writes. There are still no state-wide restrictions being re-introduced, and we’ll have to see how this situation develops.